Simple melt-in-your-mouth butter cookies become a delicacy when you use a dab of tart jam to turn them into Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies. These have long been a favorite dessert at our house because they are easy,...
Here you can learn what each of the potential bath salt ingredients are and how to decide which to use for the sort of bath salts you wish to make. With familiarity with the properties of all of the ingredients, you...
Luxury bath salts are quite simple to make at home, much cheaper than store-bought, and they make excellent gifts. This article will teach you how to make bath salts, what the various ingredients used in bath salts...
This simple spinach quiche makes a filling and flavorful meal. When we have eggs to use up, quiche is one of our favorite solutions.
Corn on the cob is a summer favorite, and this method of grilling corn on the cob in the husk gives you moist, buttery corn with the perfect simple spices and a Smokey taste. This would be a perfect side dish for a...
My husband has been trying to perfect a Southern biscuit recipe for years, and now he has finally got it. These biscuits are so light and fluffy they practically float right off the plate.
Roasting gives cauliflower a wonderfully crispy outside and soft and creamy inside. This spice blend of coriander, cardamom, nutmeg, cumin, cayenne, and black pepper turned out to be an excellent choice, enhancing the...
Habanero chilies are well known to be one of the spiciest chilies, and this hot sauce lives up to its main ingredient. This Fire-Roasted Habanero Hot Sauce is so intensely spicy that we wondered why we bothered using...
If you've ever had buttermilk, then you know right off that this soup has a complex flavor, both tart and creamy. Combined with parmesan cheese, it is a perfect complement to a subtly flavored vegetable like watercress...
This snack is surprisingly addictive, easy, nutritious, and great for kids! The applesauce gives fiber and vitamins, the cottage cheese gives calcium, riboflavin, and protein, and the cinnamon on top completes the...
This vegetarian okra gumbo with dark red kidney beans is wonderfully rich and hearty. Okra is sometimes a hard vegetable to use -- you have to use it correctly, and gumbo is one of my favorite ways to do so.
Gumbo is one of our favorite soups to make--it offers so many variations and possibilities. This version is slightly thick but not stewy, has a rich, roasted flavor with a balanced spice and acidity.
This delicious broccoli stir-fry uses a unique ginger orange sauce, giving it an attractive sweet and spicy flavor. This healthy stir-fry dish can be made with chicken or tofu so that it is vegan and vegetarian or meat...
This hearty slow-cooked vegetarian bean soup with winter vegetables has a mild flavor that is perfectly complemented with a little hot sauce. It is a wonderful, low-cost winter staple. You can have leftovers all week...
This dip is so addictive we don't get to take any home with us after a party. The rich cream cheese is sweet thanks to the sweet pepper relish, and the sweet and creamy taste is perfectly contrasted by the tang of the...
This is traditional Southern corn bread, but with a vegetarian twist (normally, bacon and bacon grease are used). This is not the more common sweet cake-like cornbread, but instead, as my husband puts it, "substantial,...
Tikka Masala has been described as Britain's national food after a survey found that it was the most-ordered restaurant dish in the country. This vegetarian adaptation is very addictive; the potatoes, tomatoes, and...
Using mismatched fine china plates (bought used) for a wedding reception buffet is a classy and thrifty way to add a touch of style to the details of your wedding. And your guests can take home their plate as a memento!
Classic shortbread cookies with a twist. These melt-in-your-mouth light and buttery shortbread cookies are lightly flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg, brandy, and holiday cheer.
This vegan chocolate cake recipe is wonderfully fluffy and moist. It is so good that even though I am no longer strictly vegan, my whole family prefers it to all of the other traditional (non-vegan) cake recipes that...
Potato wedges are easy to make, surprisingly addictive, and a healthy replacement for French fries that is still delicious without the mess, grease, and health risks of deep fat frying.
After much experimentation and several disasters, I finally perfected a vegan cookie recipe. Everyone who has tried it has been amazed to learn that it is vegan. These cookies are delicious--soft and chewy in the...
Tandoori Chicken is an Indian dish--incredibly tender, juicy chicken with a crisp smokiness and the exotic flavors of toasted cumin and coriander, garlic and ginger. This article gives a recipe and history of the dish.
Fajitas are traditionally prepared with beef, but if you would like a healthier version with less fat, this chicken fajita version of the traditional dish is for you.
For years, now, my husband and I have had a favorite dinner combination that we come back to again and again, never tiring of it. It is quite simple, fairly fast, and delicious every time. It never gets old, because...
Muscadine grapes are native to the American South, are usually twice as large as their more common European counterparts, and have a dark purple, opaque skin with a sweet, pale, greenish-white inside.
Coconut chess pie is delicious on its own, but I developed this recipe incorporating my favorite complement to coconut: chocolate! This coconut chocolate chess pie makes a wonderfully rich dessert.
Why buy canned whipped cream when it's so easy to make at home? Here are some tips and tricks to make your whipped cream exceptional. You certainly can't find fresh mint leaf whipped cream or whipped cream infused with...
This savory Southern Italian baked chicken dish, prepared with sausage, onions, peppers, and white wine, makes a delicious gourmet dinner for four.
This easy stir-fry is a Chinese restaurant favorite, traditionally made with beef strips stir-fried with onions, scallions, and peppers in a spicy sauce. This recipe will show you how to make the traditional version or...
There are many techniques that can emphasize certain delicious qualities in an omelette. In this article, I will give you a basic recipe for an incredible omelette as well as tips to improve and change the taste and...
Delicious tart strawberries over old-fashioned shortcake like Grandma used to make, topped with homemade whipped cream. This dessert makes a wonderful spring and summer treat that will have you wishing that...
If you are a fan of asparagus, you will love this simple but flavorful recipe using a savory marinade and brown garlic sauce.
Cooked incorrectly, tofu can turn out slimy and flavorless. My special method uses dry-frying and marinating, resulting in firm, flavorful tofu that leaves even meat-eaters impressed.